The Rehabilitation of the City of Santa Barbara’s Carrillo Recreation Center at 100 East Carrillo Street was completed in March 2011 and was fully funded through the City’s Redevelopment Agency. Designated as a City of Santa Barbara Registered Landmark, this historically significant building was originally constructed in 1914 and includes a loggia addition in 1925 designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan. The building has been renovated to meet current building codes in performance and health standards, including seismic retrofit and American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades.
Ventura County - Santa Paula Mill and Depot Restoration
The scope of work consisted of site improvements and rehabilitation of an existing century old Mill building which was converted into an agricultural museum. Due to the Mill’s historical architectural value, the original construction materials and architectural features has been significantly preserved. The primary objective was to retrofit the structural framework throughout the building. This was achieved by adding new roof trusses that matched the profile of the existing, termite-ridden wood and replacing it with new wood and providing new shear walls with foundation systems and floor diaphragms.
The renovation of the City of Santa Barbara’s Fire Station No. 1 located at 121 West Carrillo Street, in the El Pueblo Viejo district, was completed in September 2009. The building was originally constructed in 1959 and had only undergone minor crew-completed interior space modifications. The facility has been renovated to meet current building codes in performance and health standards, including a seismic retrofit.
Montecito Fire District - Headquarters & Fire Station
The District Headquarters and Fire Station was carefully designed to compliment the surrounding residential neighborhood. California Spanish Revival Architecture served as the basis of the design. The multi-use space for community gathering can be divided by a folding partition into two conference/classroom spaces. This space is equipped with appropriate communications-electronic systems and can be used as a command post in the event of an emergency. The Project Includes: Administration Facilities, Apparatus Bay, Living Quarters, Emergency Generator, Loft Space and Drought Tolerant/Fire Resistive Landscaping.
Santa Barbara Airport - Fire & Rescue Station
The project site is located on a six foot rise to provide firefighters with a view of over 80 percent of the airport. A panoramic view of the runways and taxiways is provided from the kitchen and day room where firefighters often spot troubled aircraft before they get the actual call. The building presents itself to the public in the city mandated reference of Spanish Colonial architecture while balancing modern technology required by the buildings use. The 8,600 square foot complex was designed to meet the immediate functions of an airport rescue station including a 3,306 square foot apparatus bay, a maintenance shop, a physical training space, reception area, four dormitory bedrooms and a kitchen / day room.
First Presbyterian Church - New Chapel & Fellowship Hall
The Chapel design is simple in form, materials and scales; adhering to the mandatory historical Mediterranean influenced traditions of Santa Barbara and the somewhat stylish form of the existing 1970's sanctuary. The Chapel is scaled nicely to the prominent street corner through placement and colorful landscaping, and is grounded with native stone walls prevalent in the surrounding neighborhood. These elements are critical to blending in with the composition of the street elevation in the neighborhood. At the top of the embankment, a low plaster wall surrounds a sunken garden for privacy, creating the ideal environment for intimate receptions.
Congregation B'nai B'rith Renovation - Santa Barbara
A popular and well used facility for over forty years, Congregation Bnai Brith in Santa Barbara, California was due for a renewal. Originally designed by Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects, the building was constructed in 1968 and had seen very little in the way of improvements since its completion. The refurbishment included new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as new interior finishes and furniture. Improvements to the acoustics and a selection of new lighting fixtures were also included. KBZ also worked closely with an artist studio which specializes in art for the worship environment to create various pieces throughout the facility.